Srinivasan Honored by Toni Morrison Society

Seetha Srinivasan, UPM Director Emerita, was recently honored with the Publisher’s Recognition Award from the Toni Morrison Society. The Toni Morrison Society is an official author society of the American Literature Association founded in 1993. Its membership consists of scholars and readers of Toni Morrison’s works from around the world.

Srinivasan was honored at the Conference’s biennial meeting earlier this summer at the Authors’ and Editors’ Recognition Luncheon which was attended by Toni Morrison (pictured with Srinivasan above). The Toni Morrison Society’s Publisher’s Recognition Award acknowledge’s Srinivasan’s outstanding work as editor and publisher in the area of Morrison Scholarship.

Srinivasan’s relationship with the Morrison society began in 1993 with the publication of Conversations with Toni Morrison by Danielle Taylor Guthrie, and continuing with Dangerous Freedom: Fusion and Fragmentation in Toni Morrison's Novels (1995) by Philip Page; Unflinching Gaze: Morrison and Faulkner Reimagined (1997) by Kolmerton, Ross, and Whittenberg; The Aesthetics of Toni Morrison: Speaking the Unspeakable (2001) by Marc Conner, and most recently Toni Morrison: Conversations (2008) edited by Carolyn Denard and What Moves at the Margin: Selected Nonfiction by Toni Morrison and edited by Carolyn Denard.

This award is truly a testament to her outstanding work as editor, and for seeking out, shepherding, and publishing more Morrison scholars than any other University Press.